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This is a podcast about creepy, eerie stories from East Texas and from the lives of my friends.

This is a podcast about creepy, eerie stories from East Texas and from the lives of my friends.
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This is a podcast about creepy, eerie stories from East Texas and from the lives of my friends.




Episode 32 - The Dalton Gang

At the close of the 19th century, things were changing in the Old West. Roving bands of outlaws were still carrying out stickup robberies and train heists, but their days were numbered. One of the last and most infamous of the Old West robber gangs to terrorize the frontier was the Dalton Gang. This infamous band of outlaws went through numerous configurations but their legacy was sure to last through the years to come, like an echo from a gun blast on the empty prairie. Tune in to learn...


Episode 31 - The Lufkin Angel Of Death

There are many types of killers and good reasons to fear them all. Some kill as the result of an obsession, some kill for revenge, others seem to have no motive at all. One of the most disturbing types of serial murderers is the angel of death, a healthcare worker who uses their medical knowledge and access to patients to carry out a murder spree. Believe it or not, just such a case happened in Lufkin, Texas only a few years ago. Tune in to this episode to find out how one woman in a small...


Episode 30 - East Texas Cannibals

Few things are as terrifying or taboo as cannibalism. What drives people to commit this unthinkable act? There are many reasons why people have resorted to cannibalism throughout history. Some were members of cultures which viewed the act as a ritual while others became focused on this act of depravity as the result of a criminal fascination. Whatever the case, there have been acts of cannibalism practiced in East Texas going back hundreds of years. Tune in to take a closer look at...


Episode 29 - Stories For The Thinning Of The Veil

As we step deeper into autumn, some say that the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead becomes thin, allowing communication with ghostly spectres and otherworldy beings. Whether or not you believe this is true, the feeling of the fall season lends itself well to stories of the macabre, the morbid and the downright spooky. Join me and my friend Ashley, nowhere wanderers, and we'll share some eerie Texas tales with you in this episode, just in time for the leaves to...


Episode 28 - Shadows In Athens

Some towns aren't quite like the others. You could say that about Athens, Texas. The tunnels beneath the streets, the monkeys that murder...there's a lot of stories about this town. Follow me into nowhere as I discuss some of the secrets of this strange little town in East Texas.


Episode 27 - Ken's Apparitions

Welcome back to the Nowhere Dispatch. In this episode, I sit down with my friend Ken as he tells me about some paranormal encounters he had in his past. These types of stories always fascinate me because they seem so strange, yet to those who experience them, their reality is unshakeable. Science tells us that such things are not possible but it is not so easy to hold fast to this belief in the face of a personal experience. Tune in to hear Ken relate some truly remarkable experiences with...


Episode 26 - Kristiana Coignard

On January 22, 2015, Kristiana Coignard lost her life after an encounter with the Longview Police Department. This case caught international attention as it occurred in the midst of a series of high-profile shootings of civilians by police officers. In this episode, I will tell you the story of how Kristiana lost her life and how I hope we can move forward.


Episode 24 - The Texas Killing Fields Part 2

In this conclusion to the two-part series on the Texas Killing Fields, I try to relate some finality in these tragic cases. While many of the cases remain unsolved, a few have found a resolution of sorts. Several people confessed to multiple Killing Fields murders and some were more believable than others. Finally, arrests have been made in a few cases, bringing justice to the victims and their families. Tune in to find out about the resolution of some of these cases.


Episode 23 - The Texas Killing Fields Part 1

For over thirty years, bodies have been appearing in a lonely stretch of land by the side of Interstate 45. Who is responsible for these heinous murders? Follow along with this 2-part episode as I examine the facts of the Texas Killing Fields, one of the most outstanding unsolved murder cases in the state of Texas.


Creepy Sh#t Part 22 – The Backwoods Illuminati

On this episode of The Nowhere Dispatch, I explore a few of the allegedly Illuminati-linked conspiracy theories that have ties to East Texas. While I can't prove the veracity of these theories, as is usually the case with conspiracies, I still enjoy taking a close look at them. I hope you do as well, so tune in to find out more about traces of the Illuminati here in the Piney Woods


Creepy Sh#t Part 21 - The Michael Ray Phillips Cold Case

In January of 1989, a police officer found the body of a young man in a creek in Lufkin, TX. The cause of death was determined but, other than one gruesome detail, little evidence was uncovered. The most likely suspect escaped justice due to a lack of evidence and today, 28 years, later, the murder of Michael Phillips remains unsolved. Did the real killer get away with murder? Or is the culprit still at large? Follow me into nowhere as we take a look at the cold case of a young man from...


Creepy Sh#t Part 20 - East Texas Cryptids

Have you ever heard a mysterious sound in the woods on a camping trip? Perhaps you've seen a strange animal dart across a lonely country road late at night, silhouetted by your headlights. You just may have stumbled across a cryptid, nowhere wanderer. Many people are fascinated by tales of mystical, fantastic beasts and the legends that surround them. Join me and my guest co-host as we talk about three of the most interesting cryptids from right here in the Piney Woods.


Creepy Sh#t Part 19 - Who Killed Karen Silkwood?

In the 1970s, nuclear power was all the rage. But lax regulations and unfamiliarity with the new technology caused a lot of problems. In Oklahoma, just over the Texas border, a Longview native was determined to keep an eye on unscrupulous plant managers. Karen Silkwood lost her life as she was attempting to expose wrongdoing and safety hazards. Was she murdered to keep her quiet or was it simply an accident that took her life? Follow me into Nowhere as we try to find out who killed Karen...


Creepy Sh#t Part 18 - The New London School Explosion

In this episode of Creepy Sh#t, I'll tell you all about the New London School Explosion. In the winter of 1937, the New London School was the pride of the Piney Woods. The desire for modernity overshadowed concerns of safety. The result was the greatest tragedy involving children of the modern age. Tune in to find out the impact of this unimaginable disaster on the small community of New London.


Creepy Sh#t Part 16 - Daniela's Apartment

Welcome back to The Nowhere Dispatch. A few years ago, my good friend Daniela moved with her family to upstate New York. She ended up in some very creepy, possibly haunted, residences. When she told me there had been a new update in the story, I knew I had to get her on the podcast. Tune in to hear her explain the weird, paranormal occurrences that troubled her family during her months in the cold New York winter. (This is my first episode recorded outside on new equipment so there's a...


Creepy Sh#t Part 15 - The Devil in the Pines #1

On January 5th, 1992, Kelly Dae Wilson disappeared without a trace. It's been 25 years since that night and she's never been heard from since. This took place in Gilmer, Texas, about 30 minutes down the road from where I live. No one knows where Kelly went or what happened to her and the years following her disappearance saw a storm of rumors, accusations and confusion descend on this small town. This is part 1 of a two-part episode covering a time when the nationwide mass hysteria known...


Creepy Sh#t Part 12 - Who The F#@% Was Lori Erica Ruff?

Welcome back to the Nowhere Dispatch. Earlier this year, I heard about a case of identity theft while digging around online for creepy stories. I stumbled upon the strange case of Lori Erica Ruff. A few months later, I came across the story again, only to find that the mysterious case had been solved in the meantime. I dug deeper and discovered that the case had revolved around my hometown. I'll tell you all about the efforts of many people who investigated to find out just who the hell...


Creepy Sh#t Part 10 - Longview's Burning

Welcome back to the Nowhere Dispatch. In this installment, I'll let you in on something: someone is setting fires all over my hometown. This has been a record year for arson and there's a chance it's a coordinated effort. As I dug deeper into this story I found ties to property owners, young rappers and a local record label. Listen in to hear how creepy it can be to share a town with firebugs.


Creepy Sh#t Part 2 - Sam's Demons

Hi everyone. Welcome back to nowhere. In this new installment of Creepy Sh#t, I talk to my good friend Sam about an experience he had growing up with demons. Not literal demons but sometimes the demons we imagine are the most terrifying kind. Listen in, it's a really good story. More creepiness to come soon, as promised. Music on this episode is by Sam and me.